Car Dealership vs Independent Auto Body Repair Shop
We have looked into this topic previously in another article titled “Why Choose Independent Auto Body Shops?” But lets delve a little deeper. Too many people out there assume that they need to pick the auto body repair center of their insurance companies choosing, but this isn’t true at all. In fact, under Federal Law you have the right to choose the establishment you have your vehicle serviced without affecting your warranty coverage. This is unless you are leasing a vehicle, than some car lease contracts will have an agreement in place that you must have the vehicle serviced in agreed upon establishments. But for the rest of us, being able to do our own due diligence when it comes to choosing an auto body shop in Las Vegas for car maintenance and repair services is completely our own choice.
What Are The Differences Between Car Maintenance And Car Repair
Car Maintenance Services
Many people out there don’t fully comprehend that there is a vast difference between maintenance and repair services when it comes to your vehicles wellbeing. Routine maintenance check ups are the items that are listed on your car that need to be kept up to date in order to determine that your car is running smoothly. These items are often found in your vehicle’s manual with a specific timeline of when they should be checked up on. This timeline can be determined from either set time intervals or the distance that the car has travelled and are usually specified by the vehicle manufacturer. The car maintenance schedule is also determined by the year, make, and model of the car, its driving conditions and the driver behavior. The following are items that need to be checked up on regularly to ensure optimum performance levels from your car:
• Change the engine oil
• Replace the oil filter
• Replace the air filter
• Replace the fuel filter
• Replace the cabin filter
• Replace the spark plugs
• Tune the engine
• Refill the brake and clutch fluid
• Check the brake pads/discs/drums
• Refill the power steering fluid, transmission fluid
• Inspect and replace the timing belt/chain
• Check condition of tires
• Check the operation of lights and wipers
Car Repair Services
Car repair services are needed when maintenance is not kept up to date, or if something has gone wrong and you need to repair the component that has broken down. A reputable auto body shop can look after the repair services for your vehicle. In fact in a recent survey from Consumer Reports state that generally independent auto body shops provide the customer with the most satisfaction when it comes to auto body repairs. We will go into greater detail on that below. Car repair services are also required if you are unfortunately in an accident. Having an auto collision in Las Vegas will require repair services, which can involve repairs to car panels, the car bodywork, car paint repair, internal damages plus more. If you have been involved in an auto collision accident in Las Vegas don’t hesitate to call us today. We are happy to inspect your car in full detail, determine what type of work is needed, and make sure that internally your car has not received more damage than meets the eye. Call us on (702) 457-3002.
Why Choose An Independent Auto Body Shop In Las Vegas?
At Sudden Impact Auto Body we pride ourselves in our customer satisfaction. You can check out our testimonials page here. But why do people choose independent auto body shops over the generic car repair centers that their insurance companies would prefer them to use?
The Cost Of Independent Auto Body Shops Compared To Repair Center’s
Labor costs are generally less than that of repair centers. Independent shops don’t have a large overhead, and we do not have to use the more specific manufactured parts. We can use parts that are as equally efficient as they are cost effective. If you want to have the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts used that is no problem, we always suggest you use them but provide alternate cheaper options if that is what you prefer. The choice is yours.
The Time Taken To Repair Your Car In Las Vegas
In repair centers and other insurance led car repair shops you’re just a number. They won’t take the time to realize that many of you require a short turn around when it comes getting back on the road and get back on with your life. Being off the road for even a couple of days can have a detrimental affect on your work and personal life. We take the time to get to know our customers, understand their needs, and will make sure that not only are you back on the road safely, but in a timely manner. Do you need a replacement car for when yours is currently getting repaired? We partner with your insurance company to get you a rental car.
Customer Satisfaction Is Important To Us Independent Auto Shops
In this day and age word of mouth and online reviews is key to a companies success. We pride ourselves in our customer satisfaction and will do everything to make sure that you are happy with the car repair service we have provided. For too long these major car dealerships don’t really care about how you feel about them, to them you are just a number, a dollar sign. As long as they get the job done eventually they won’t really bother about what you have to say.
How Do You Choose The Best Auto Body Shop In Las Vegas?
There are a number of methods in which you can choose who to give your car to. Back in the day people would travel around to different establishments enquiring about their services and doing their due diligence. But this can be time consuming. Today you can gather all of your information online and make an initial decision about who to visit. We would recommend the following methods when it comes to choosing the best auto body shop in Las Vegas:
Word Of Mouth
Ask your friends and family if they were ever in need of auto body repair services and whom they went with? You trust these people and we hope that there are some out there that have had previous dealings with Sudden Impact Auto Body.
A quick search on Google can show you the companies at the top of the list. But be weary, a lot of the top searches are owned by companies who have big marketing budgets and are able to dedicate the time and money to appearing above their competitors.
Check The Better Business Bureau
This is an industry standard certificate were companies get rated independently by the BBB. Check our rating here. We have an A+ rating if you were wondering.
Check The Testimonials
Real people are giving real reviews. Upon completion of every job we do we ask all of our customers if they would like to rate us online. This is optional but we are thrilled with their response. You can see our testimonials page here.
Check For Certification
Your auto body repair shop should have a certificate from the National Institute For Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Ask About Warranties/Guarantees
What kind of guarantees does the shop provide for your auto body repair work?
Are You In Need Of Auto Body Repair In Las Vegas?
Choosing the best auto body repair shop in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be the minefield that so many people find themselves in. At Sudden Impact Auto Body we will look after you from the moment you set foot on our lot. Being involved in a car accident is no laughing matter, and coupling the trauma that it can cause with the stress of choosing the best car repair service is something that nobody should go through. We will do everything to get you back on the road safely and quickly. Also if you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer if you have sustained any unfortunate damage to yourself you can contact our friends at Harris & Harris Personal Injury Lawyers.
If you have recently been in an auto collision, or need other forms of car repair feel free to call us on (702) 457-3002 or you can submit an online application here. We do free inspections so you don’t have to commit to anything when your car arrives in our garage.